WYNNEWOOD, Pa., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Nationally, over 37 million people are expected to participate in 'America's Night Out Against Crime' this year. National Night Out 2016 corporate sponsors are ADT, Nextdoor.com, Associa and Ring.
National Night Out creator, Matt Peskin, will join with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to help kickoff NNO 2016 in Detroit tomorrow evening. "Our feeling is that communities will turn out like never before," Peskin said. "Many areas are anxious to showcase their positive relationships with local law enforcement." National Night Out is a reflection of how hard neighborhoods are working and how strong the partnerships have become."
National Night Out will feature thousands of block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, ice cream socials, neighborhood visits by local police, fire and EMS, flashlight walks and neighborhood meetings. Local, state and federal officials will be attending NNO events in many communities.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Peskin added, "It is a great night for neighborhoods and a special night for local law enforcement."
For more information, visit natw.org.
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SOURCE National Association of Town Watch